Posted by paulrivas on:
Rivas Cultural Services plays 91.9 KCSB at work and 107.7 Radio Bronco in the car. We are also fascinated with all questions of race. This morning, the male host of the show was butchering the Mandarin language while quizzing his two female colleagues. One of his colleagues insisted she could do better. She did, and explained that she went to school with a few "chinitos". Whereupon the third speaker bested her by declaring that she was schooled with "chinitos, güeritos, negritos..."
Lately, I mean way, way before this morning, I've been wondering what the FCC does about regulating obscene foreign language speech on the air. If I get on the radio and cuss a bunch of people out in some foreign slang that no one can understand, are there likely to be consequences?
And incidentally, they love to call people güeros on Radio Bronco. A few weekends back, I was driving two friends in my bocho. My friends asked what the Radio Bronco DJ was saying. At that moment, as the comedy gods would have it, the DJ was sending out a shout-out to all the güeros out there who might be listening, even though they don't understand.